Queen Camilla has been crowned alongside her husband at Westminster Abbey.
Shortly after her husband was crowned and had received homage from the Prince of Wales, Camilla was anointed and crowned by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Although she was not shielded as she was being anointed, the cameras were not on her.
She was then crowned with Queen Mary’s Crown and took her place next to her husband.
Camilla’s coronation dress was designed by Bruce Oldfield. The signature panelling created a fitted element to the back of the bodice. The curved shape-lines swoop into a short train, the length and shape of which had been designed to complement each of the two Robes to be worn by Her Majesty.
The dress was cut from Peau de Soie, a silk fabric with a dull lustre finish. The dress has an ivory, silver and gold colour palette, with bracelet-length sleeves, a strong shoulder and a wide V-neck neckline. The embellishment of the Coronation Dress features delicate garlands of abstract wildflowers from fields and hedgerows: daisy chains, forget-me-nots, celandine and scarlet pimpernel, representing The King and The Queen’s affection for nature and the British countryside. Embellishing the front hem area of the underskirt and the cuffs of each sleeve are the flower emblems of the four nations of the United Kingdom – a rose, a thistle, a daffodil and a shamrock. Her shoes were made by British designer Elliot Zed and are made of the same silk fabric as the dress.